North East
Regional Finals land in Stockton...

Regional Finals land in Stockton…

North-Easteners came out to support their region’s finest young poetic talent in this Regional Final at the ARC, Stockton, with their teachers, support workers, poet coaches and shadow artists gathering for what was to be one of the best days of their lives. Everyone was willing them to do well and show how the North-East gets down in...
North East Regional Final

North East Regional Final

It was a Saturday, a Saturday unlike any other.  A Saturday where bleary-eyed North-Easteners were making their weary way to ARC, Stockton instead of sleeping in until some unearthly hour.  A Saturday where, unbeknown to the world around them, teams of young poets, teachers, support workers, poet coaches and shadows were gathering for what was...
Robinson Roams

Robinson Roams

Hi there! I’m back again and for my third blog I bring you news from one of the five North East teams. A few days ago I was kindly invited along to Our Lady and St Bede’s School is Stockton to see how poets Alfie Crow and Sophie F Baker and their team were coming...
North East Update

North East Update

Hello again Wow!  What an exciting project to be part of!  The North East teams have been busy since my previous post.  Most have now completed the 1st full day’s session and the 3 half day sessions with the selected 20 young people and are all keen to get cracking with the groups of 8 after...
My First Day at School

My First Day at School

        I  arrive, alone, at about half past eight, Cowering before the giant iron gate. What if the kids don’t like me? What if the teachers are cruel? Will I survive my first day of school?     (Me, aged 11)   Hi, I’m Chris Robinson, Shadow Poet working with Jeff Price...
In the Spotlight: ARC

In the Spotlight: ARC

In the Spotlight features the people, venues and organisations that are making Shake the Dust happen. Jenni Owen is Community Programme Manager at ARC, Stockton on Tees, the venue partner leading the project in the North East. What do you love about ARC? ARC is exciting to be part of, the programme is diverse and...